Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mixing it Up with Barb!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today!

One of my family's favorite activities is to go to baseball games! We love the atmosphere and excitement of being at the ball diamond! I have found that lately I have been using one photo on my layouts and adding a lot of "extras". So for this layout, I challenged myself to use three photos!

One of my all time favorite lines from Quick Quotes is the Baggage Claim line. I realize that this line is geared toward travel photos but I LOVE the red, blue and khaki colors in it and the patterns are so fun! It really can be used for any photos!

The black strip with the writing was cut from a sheet from the Calypso line! I love the way I can mix and match the different lines within Quick Quotes!

The "Be Grateful" banner is cut from the same sheet of Calypso… love it! And the striped paper is from another line, Sheer Joy! I used Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the stars.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 400, 700, 800
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions

Other Products Used:
Washi Tape: Queen & Company
Wood Veneer Stars: Studio Calico

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Barb
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Club Q with Rhonda

Happy Tuesday to you!  Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

My project today features pieces from the July Club Q along with a few items from my personal crafting treasures.

I started my page with a few layers, then stenciled the title at an angle using Glossy White Embossing Paste which was heat set to provide the texture. The texture is so much fun!

The July Club Q Kit contains these adorable summer die cut shapes, the sun, the umbrella and the Palm Tree in white card stock.  I added Lemonade PowderPuff Chalk Ink and a touch of Orange Slice on the Sun. The Umbrella was colored with Blue Lagoon.  I added a bit of Stickles to my Palm Tree and to the edge of the umbrella also.

The kit also contains the orange button and the orange ribbon, the perfect finishing touches!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
July Club Q
Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Blue Lagoon, Orange Slice, Baja Blue

Other Products:
Flair by Recollections
White Glossy Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver
Rectangle Horizon Boutique die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Tab die by MFT
White and Orange Cardstock
Stickles by Ranger
Enamel Dots by Prima and Doodlebug
Washi Tape by BoBunny
Sewing Machine and Thread

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today for a visit!  Have a wonderful day!
~ Rhonda

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Masking with Chalk Inks

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today! I am bringing you a fun summer-themed layout featuring several of Quick Quotes' fabulous PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

One of our favorite family summertime activities has always been to hit the amusement parks and more specifically, the roller coasters!  My husband  and sons love the way they climb and turn and twist and drop and go every which way at tremendous speeds and I tried to capture that in this layout:

I was inspired by the name of the Superman roller coaster, "Ride of Steel", to create these textured photo mats by embossing gray paper from the Sheer Joy Collection.  I inked the edges and raised texture with Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I  positioned the photos on top of a paper from the Dream Big line and then pulled out the rest of my PowderPuff Chalking Inks and some arrow stencils - and started to play!!

Designer's Tip:
I used Post It notes to quickly and easily mask off the openings in the stencil that I was not working with at the moment.

I applied Razz-Berry Ink on this arrow stencil:

Next I used a black pen to outline the arrow before I removed the stencil:

I also overlapped some of the arrows just for fun:

I love the way the background paper changed the colors of the inks! 

 I used black dimensional Alphas for the title(s).

I should add that I did not adhere the photos and mats in place until I had finished stenciling the arrows.  It is much easier to work without any obstructions!

Quick Quotes Products:
Sheer Joy
Dream Big 400
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Orange Slice, Green with Envy, Razz-Berry, Lemonade, Limeade, Blue Hawaiian, Red Hot, Feather Gray
Other Products: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities, The Crafters Workshop Stencils, Thickers, Black Pen
Thanks for stopping by the Quick Quotes blog and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Moments with Dana

Hi Quick Quotes fans!

I hope you are all enjoying Summer! Dana here today sharing a layout I put together with some of my favorite Quick Quotes supplies to celebrate a warm weather pastime that our family tries to do at least once a year -- strawberry picking!

I mixed patterned papers from the Beautiful Life and Baggage Claim collections for this layout. I also incorporated a citrus slice from the May 2013 Club Q Mini Album Kit. The green and yellow color of this embellishment gave me a great pop of color and added interest to my design.

I used a vellum sentiment from the Sentiments Quote Bundle as the title for this page.

Designer Tip: Use embellishments from your stash as templates to create coordinating embellishments to match your projects.

I wanted to add a larger embellishment to this page but didn't have anything on hand that matched with my photos or paper. To solve this problem I used a paper bow from my stash as a template to create a bow to coordinate with my page.

Making the bow got me in the mood to create more handmade decorations for my layout. I used large adhesive circles, fabric and felt to make strawberries.

To make my page a little more fun, I finished with some doodling. I think the black lines and white polka dots help to convey the fun that goes along with a trip to the strawberry patch.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Beautiful Life 100
Beautiful Life 200
Baggage Claim 200
Baggage Claim 300
Baggage Claim 800
Sentiments Quote Bundle
Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Red Hot PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Creative Process with Donna

Hi, Donna here today with the new line from Quick Quotes called Sheer Joy.

It was a joy to work with this paper line. I love the beach and Sheer Joy is just perfect not only for beach layouts, but for all your summer layouts. I also want to share with you a couple of techniques I used, but here is my beachy layout.

When I first saw this piece of cardstock, I knew I had to cut it apart into strips and distress the edges. 

However, after doing that I still wasn't satisfied, so in inked them with new Caribbean Blue Powderpuff ink. Still wasn't happy (hey, I am hard to please, lol) so I misted it with water and crumbled all the strips together in a ball. 

I had done this before with flowers but never with strips of paper. To my surprise the strips turned out super cool, because of the ink and the water some of the ink got into the creases of paper.

Ok, so I still wasn't happy so I sprayed some Radiant Rain mist on them and after I glued them to my sheet of paper - this is how it looked.

I also like to experiment with other materials on my pages. On this layout I used a cloth bath scrungee I got at Target like for a dollar. After inking it with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalk Ink I cut it to make a border and a background for the quote. I also added some tiny seashells I had leftover from a project last year. 

The beach fence is actually pieces from a wicker basket that was falling apart. I inked them with the Mocha Mama ink and then because I thought they looked too round, I took a small hammer to flatten them which also helped in making them look old and distressed. Then I just took some string and tied them all together. So get creative and just look around your house and see what you  can re-purpose in your creations!

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy Collection
K and Co Chipboard pieces
Radiant Rain
Bath Scrungee

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and I hope you are having a great summer!
~ Donna
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today and Every Day with Cathy

Hi! So glad you stopped by the Quick Quotes Blog today. It's Cathy and I have a summer layout to share with you featuring Quick Quotes "Just Because" collection. This collection is so fun with the flowers and the rays. It just reminds me so much of summer time and I love the trendy ray paper that I used for the background.

I cut the the "Today" page mat with my Silhouette Cameo and placed it on the ray paper and then outlined it in black. All of the edges of my die cuts and layers were inked with Creamy Cocoa Powder Puff Ink.

Today and Every Day you steal my heart. This is my sweet little Stella and it's true that everyday she steals my heart. Pets are such a blessing.

I layered some vellum and a die cut from the Just Because collection along with a doily under my photo. Then I finished my title using my Cameo again for the ampersand and every day. I added a few fun embellishments just scattered throughout. I often just toss this little bits onto to my page and glue them wherever they may land. Takes all the guess work out of it!

Quick Quotes Ingredients:
Just Because 300
Just Because 500
Just Because Paper Pack
Creamy Cocoa Powder Puff Chalk Ink

Thanks for joining us today at Quick Quotes!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mixed Media Baggage Claim with Thandar!

Hello, This is Thandar hosting the blog and sharing my colorful inky mixed media layout.

Quick Quotes Baggage Claim Paper Collection has both soft and bright colors that I cannot help myself laying different contrast colors to build layout. Matching Ink Set just add more fun in this process. Here is what the layout looks like. I have include a video tutorial for this layout at the end of this post.


I have used this soft color chevron pattern in the background. I then layered and inked up the layout with bright color papers and ink. Love the way it turned out.




Here's my video tutorial for you:

Quick Quotes Supplies used:
Baggage Claim Papers- 100, 200, 700
PowderPuff Chalk Inks- Coral, Caribbean Blue , Creamy Cocoa, Razz-Berry, Rusty Nail, Orange Slice, Blue Lagoon
Baggage Claim Chipboard Die cuts

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Thandar
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Monday, July 14, 2014

July Club Q with Jen!

Hi everyone! It's Jen here today to host the blog for you.

I have a July Club Q Kit redo to share with you today! I used the diecut title pieces in this month’s kit and sprayed them with glimmer mist. I then inked the edges of the title as well as all of my papers with BlueHawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I covered the entire surface of the diecut flip flops and drink with BlueHawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink before adding them to my layout.

I finished off the layout by adding two diecut sayings from the kit to the second page.

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!  Have a super week!!!
~ Jen
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Dreaming Big with Dana!

Hi Quick Quotes fans! Dana here today sharing a layout that I created with the NEW Dream Big line. The blue, gray and yellow color palette of this collection pairs well with black for masculine pages.

I had a lot of fun cutting and arranging a circle design for the background of this layout.

I made my own layered embellishments with patterned paper circles, pieces of cork and epoxy stickers.

I used a sentiment from the Sheer Joy 500 patterned paper for the title of this page. To continue the circle theme of the page, I secured the title to my photo with a circle shaped paper clip.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Dream Big 100
Dream Big 400
Sheer Joy 500

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Just Because Mixed Media with Thandar

Hello Everybody,

Spring is almost over and summer is creeping in, I hope you all are enjoying this weather. 

Today, I would like to share with you a layout that I have created using the Just Because collection by Quick Quotes and lots and lots of paper layerings, rollings, tearings, punching and inkings. Fun HUH?! What a scissor for.. he he. 

Without further adiu, Here is what my layout looks like.
In case you are wondering what is underneath the layers, here is the video of how I created this layout.

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Just Because:100, 300,400, 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks- Carribean Blue, Creamy Cocoa , Rusty Nail

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
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